Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Work On The Boat Has Resumed

I have finished the motorhome conversion now, so its back on with the boat.

I have started with the roof hand rails.

I made them as a back to back pair for 2 reasons. 1st is to make an exact pair, the second and main one is equalize the welding forces to prevent distortion. Once they had cooled I split them down the middle separating them.

Not yet fixed as the welder is still inside the shell

I have also started on the integral water tank.  The first job was to cut an inspection access hole in the front deck.  I have made a rather large one as re-painting this is not going to be pleasant when the time comes so this will ease the job.

The inside wall sheet was put in the shell before the roof went on.  A small amount of shaping at the bottom was needed, and an outlet will be put in before its welded in place.  Inside the tank I have applied sealant to all seams.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

My First Boat Beer :-)

Today I fitted some temporary boards to the rear deck in preparation for the next phase of works.

Now I have a rear deck and the sun was out seems it's BEER TIME the first of many I expect.

 Rude not to?